Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Don’t let them cut retiree COLAs

As a federal retiree who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president’s budget that would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future federal retirees. I ask that my representative and senators oppose any proposals that would reduce COLAs for federal retirees.

Letters to the Editor

School district has credibility problem

Regarding the school redistricting article that appeared on Aug. 15, would Beaufort County residents approve a plan to fund $300 million for school expansion and upgrades prior to Superintendent Jeff Moss and the school board fully explaining in detail the $30 million charged on school district credit cards?

Letters to the Editor

Provide for long-term workers, not temps

Your newspaper gave us an article about employers wanting to bring more temporary workers here on work visas. We have thousands of workers already here who need work visas or even better legal residency, but they are not from the designated countries, like Thailand and Jamaica. They are from neighboring places.

Letters to the Editor

Leaders must set new tone

Watching, hearing and reading what is happening to our country is disheartening. I weep at the egregious hatred, discontent and the violence that imbues as a result, bringing fear and impotence into the hearts of all to stop it.

Letters to the Editor

A 60-year perspective on leadership

In 1957, I was a senior at Little Rock Central High. Then-Gov. Orval Faubus, defied orders of the Supreme Court and President Eisenhower to desegregate. The governor called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering the student body of 2,000 white teenagers. Inflamed by the governor’s stand, loud and ugly crowds shouted threats and insults as the LR9 were turned away. Weeks before, a cross had been burned on the front lawn of Ms. Daisy Bates, president of the Arkansas NAACP. A note on a rock thrown in the window read, “Go back to Africa.” A sign by the burning cross read: “The KKK.”

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